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Saturday, April 13, 2013

vintage decoration

a small part of my vintage book collection focuses on the subject of interior design and decoration. while most of these looks unbelievably dated, there is one particular book that contains the most amazing imagery. "decoration de france - appartments et hotels particuliers" (edited by olivier queant, published by les publications de france, 1949) explores the hotel particulier, in the french context that would be a townhouse of a grand sort. the images below are among the most inspiring and timeless i have ever seen of vintage decoration. they feel very current, indeed even directional.

we start with a minimal collector's study clad in cerused oak, a very un-politically correct hunter's trophy wall and a rather striking green bathroom all by jean-charles moreux.

next up is a dramatic man's study and a spartan but stylish gym, both designed by jean pascaud.

finally, a wood paneled library by ph.g. normand

1 comment:

  1. i can do without the stuffed heads but i rather like the spaces.... and i adore that bathroom